A volcanic crater swim? Check. A race far from the triathlon trail? Check. The East African sun? Oh yes. The Kyaninga Triathlon in Uganda returns in April 2017 for another rare showcase of East African triathlon.


As the memorable images above from the December 2016 show, the race is located at the base of the Ruwenzori Mountains and situated on a volcanic crater lake that’s 224m deep.

The 2017 race, which includes sprint, standard and relay options, will again be hosted at the Kyaninga Lodge in western Uganda, with the date set as 1st April.

“Of the international events that I’ve participated in, this has been one of the truly memorable triathlons that I’ve taken part in,” says Adam Cameron, who finished third in December. “This is ultimately down to the warmth and friendliness of the local Ugandans, who gave us so much extra energy. And if you’re ever in this part of the world? This really offers a unique way to see the country and its people.”